Solo Shoot

Fraser Stables


In Solo Shoot Stables explores the relationship between assumed and constructed image identities. The photographs—an accumulation of images of a rocker in his home, taken over several years—present an analogous and yet confused relationship between the subject and his environment. In one image, a calendar appears with dates crossed off; in another, a Batman movie poster promotes a past and unaltered release date. Skin, hair, and tattooed icons are viewed alongside the fabric of the living space. The subject changes clothes and adds tattoos, while posters, images, superheroes, rock icons, ornaments, and toys appear, move, and disappear. “Throughout these environmental portraits,” Stables explains “I am interested in the evidence of individual image- construction and the relation between generated and imported imagery, performance, and cultural signs.”